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Days from summit, May takes Brexit battle to Brussels

Apo - Theresa May will briefly escape the Westminster bear pit to bring her Brexit battle to Brussels on Wednesday, just four days before the divorce deal is to be signed.

Support for second Brexit vote 'never stronger', say backers

London - The likelihood of a second Brexit vote is "higher than it ever has been", high-profile backers of another referendum claimed on Tuesday, but admitted that daunting obstacles remain.

Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return

London - The governor of Easter Island on Tuesday tearfully begged the British Museum to return one of its famous statues, saying: "Give us a chance so he can come back".

British PM's critics blame internal row for coup failure

London - Brexit-supporting rebel MPs in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party blamed "tactical disagreement" Tuesday for failing to unseat her over the divorce deal with the EU, but warned they would try again.

British PM faces Brexit pressure ahead of Brussels talks

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May gathers her new-look cabinet Tuesday ahead of talks in Brussels on post-Brexit ties with the EU, facing fresh pressure from her Northern Irish allies.

British PM's N.Irish allies up pressure over Brexit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May gathers her new-look cabinet Tuesday, facing some relief from party plotting over Brexit but under fresh pressure from her Northern Irish allies.

UN draft resolution calls for Yemen truce, two weeks to unblock aid

New York - A UN draft resolution on Yemen presented to the Security Council on Monday calls for an immediate truce in the port city of Hodeida and sets a two-week deadline for the warring sides to remove all barriers to humanitarian aid, according to the draft se...

Danske Bank whistleblower says he raised alarm four times

Copenhagen - A whistleblower who uncovered a massive alleged money laundering scheme at Danske Bank's Estonian branch told a Danish parliamentary commission Monday that he had notified his superiors four times about suspicious transactions but no action was ever ta...

Russia targets anti-Kremlin crusader Browder in new probe

Moscow - Russian prosecutors said Monday they had opened a new criminal probe into anti-Kremlin British financier William Browder, alleging he was a crime boss who could have poisoned several associates.

British FM in Iran for talks on Yemen, prisoners

Tehran - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Iran for the first time on Monday for talks about the conflict in Yemen and freeing UK nationals held in Iranian jails.

Russia opens new probe into anti-Kremlin financier Browder

Moscow - Russian prosecutors said Monday they had opened a new criminal probe into British financier William Browder and suggested the anti-Kremlin crusader may have been involved in an associate's death.

EU ministers agree terms of 'painful' Brexit divorce

Apo - European ministers signed off Britain's draft divorce deal on Monday as they launched a "painful" final week of negotiations on future cross-Channel ties.

British PM heading for Brussels for talks on future ties

London - Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she would return to Brussels this week to hammer out Britain's future relationship with the EU -- and overthrowing her would not help negotiations.

British PM takes pot-shot at plotters

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday told the plotters planning to overthrow her that their alternative Brexit plans would not resolve all their problems with her draft deal.

UN says British government in 'state of denial' on poverty

London - The United Nations accused the British government Friday of being in a "state of denial" about a growing rich-poor divide that was being exacerbated by Brexit.

UN says British government in 'state of denial' on poverty

London - The United Nations accused the British government Friday of being in a "state of denial" about a growing rich-poor divide that was being exacerbated by Brexit.

48 letters to replace a Conservative leader

London - Members of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party are seeking to trigger a vote of confidence in her leadership.She has confirmed she would fight any challenge, but if she loses, her successor would take over in Downing Street.

Junior health minister named UK's new Brexit secretary

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday promoted a largely unknown junior health minister, eurosceptic Stephen Barclay, to be her new Brexit Secretary.

Brexit architect Gove throws May lifeline, for now

London - Conservative minister Michael Gove on Friday emerged as the unlikely knight riding to Theresa May's rescue in the middle of the most dangerous crisis of the British prime minister's career.

Russia had mole in visa firm used by UK: report

Moscow - Russia's FSB security service had a mole in a company used by Britain and other countries to process visa applications, according to a report published Friday by investigative group Bellingcat.

Hockney sells for $90.3mn, smashes living artist record

New York - A masterful swimming pool painting by British legend David Hockney sold for $90.3 million in New York on Thursday, smashing a new auction record for a living artist.

Relief on Irish border as Brexit deal unleashes political turmoil

As Britain's political class agonises over the draft Brexit deal, residents of windswept Irish border areas said they were relieved at an agreement that could offer a stable future for the region after two years of uncertainty.

Plots and rebellion: MPs savage British PM over Brexit deal

London - British MPs took turns for three hours on Thursday to savage Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan in parliament, while down a corridor, members of her own party plotted to unseat her.

Pound plunges as UK ministers quit over Brexit deal

London - The pound plunged against the dollar and euro Thursday after ministers, including Britain's Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, quit in protest against a draft deal to exit the EU.

Pound plunges after UK Brexit minister resigns

London - The pound plunged more than one percent against the dollar and euro Thursday after Britain's Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab quit over opposition to a draft deal to exit the EU.Around 0925 GMT, the pound was worth around $1.2831, compared with almost $1....

Brexit deal 'good news for French economy', says minister

Paris - A proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement is "good news for the French economy", but Paris must keep an eye on its implementation, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday.

British PM fights rebellion over Brexit deal

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May battled to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her political future on Thursday, as ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her.

Main points of the draft Brexit agreement

Fpo - The European Union has published the 585-page draft Brexit deal aimed at ensuring a smooth divorce next March and outlining a transition period for both sides to adjust to the break.

UK business breathes sigh of relief at draft Brexit deal

London - British businesses breathed a sigh of relief after the cabinet on Wednesday gave its backing to a draft Brexit deal that still faces numerous hurdles in Brussels and London.The pound rose to around $1.

It's not over yet: Brexit battle with MPs awaits

London - Securing a Brexit deal with the EU was tough, but even with the cabinet behind her, Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle to secure the approval of rebellious MPs.
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